, or you'll catch it for getting behind.
Tell old Jack we're all a-comin‘.
Don't let him begin the fuss till we get thar!
And so on, until about 3 P. M., after a ride of ten miles of tortuous road, I found the general, seated on a stump by the Brock road, writing this dispatch, which, through the courtesy of the Virginia State Library, is here given in fac-simile:
Facsimile of dispatch.
Lieutenant-General Thomas Jonathan Jackson, C. S. A. From a photograph taken in Winchester, Va., in 1862.
The place here mentioned as Chancellor's was also known as Dowdall's Tavern.
It was the farm of the Rev. Melzi Chancellor, two miles west of Chancellorsville, and the Federal force found here and at Talley's, a mile farther west, was the Eleventh Corps, under General Howard. General Fitz Lee, with cavalry scouts, had advanced until he had view of the position of Howard's corps, and found them unsuspicious of attack.
Reaching the Orange Plank road, General Jackson himself rode with